Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Two girls from Brooklyn explain why they’re walking out of high school today, we meet the woman who might become the CIA’s first female chief, and Queen Elizabeth is as susceptible to wage inequality as the rest of us (or at least the woman who plays her is). Have a wonderful Wednesday.
[bs_bullet_primary] Why they’re walking. It’s been exactly one month since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and thousands of students around the country are planning to pay tribute to the 17 lives lost by walking out of school for exactly that many minutes at 10 a.m. Eastern time. The nationwide walkout is organized by Women’s March Youth Empower, an offshoot of the organization that organized the post-inauguration event in January 2017.
Naomi Giancola and Maddie Paterna, two young women from Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York explain to Fortune why they have organized a walkout for their classmates:
“The primary goal of our walkout is to allow students to have an open discussion about gun control. For so many of us, schools and teachers are the primary source of our information. How are we supposed to get different perspectives if we’re not talking about it amongst ourselves?”
“We hope that this will force people to actually think about guns and their impact on our lives. We want our peers to formulate their own opinions on gun control. We have already had countless students come up to us and say that they have learned more about the issue of gun control from our Instagram than they have ever learned in school.”[bs_link link=”http://fortune.com/2018/03/13/march-14-student-school-national-walkout-gun-control/” source=”Fortune”]
ALSO IN THE HEADLINES
[bs_bullet_primary] Haspel’s history. With Secretary Rex Tillerson out and CIA chief Mike Pompeo taking his spot, the new head of the intelligence agency will, if confirmed, be Gina Haspel–the first woman to hold the job. What do we know about Haspel? The good: She has received several awards, including the George H. W. Bush Award for excellence in counterterrorism and the Presidential Rank Award, the highest award in the federal civil service. The ugly: A 2017 New York Times report says Haspel, in 2002, oversaw the torture of two suspects at a secret prison in Thailand and later was involved in the destruction of videotapes documenting that torture. [bs_link link=”http://fortune.com/2018/03/13/gina-haspel-director-cia/” source=”Fortune”]
[bs_bullet_primary] Las mujeres m?s poderosas. The Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) has brought back its annual list of the 50 Most Powerful Latina women in Corporate America. Topping the list is PG&E CEO Geisha Williams (read my feature on her here). No. 2 is PepsiCo’s EVP for Global Operations Grace Puma, while PwC’s Maria Casta??n Moats, vice chair and U.S. and Mexico assurance leader, rounds out the top three. [bs_link link=”http://fortune.com/2018/03/14/most-powerful-latinas-2018/” source=”Fortune”]
[bs_bullet_primary] MS Lawsuit. According to court filings made public Monday, U.S. women working in technical roles at Microsoft filed 238 internal complaints of gender discrimination or sexual harassment between 2010 and 2016. Of the 118 claims of gender discrimination filed, the tech giant only deemed …read more